No, I think you are correct in calling them different species. A semi-scientific definition of different species is that they cannot interbreed successfully (and produce fertile offspring). I was just being a smart arse and dissing the trout. I am always inspired by your reports (and others') on fishing in the mountains, but I haven’t hiked in years. Too lazy for that. I'm going to have to hike and fish again. One day...Haha..you're probably right. Maybe subspecies..?